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Expedient

-adj. Proper under the circumstances; appropriate to gain advantage
The most expedient war to get home is to speed.

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Exposition

n. A large scale show of art or manufactured products; writing to present information or explanation
My book essay was an exposition.

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Extrapolate

V. To infer that something is known
My teacher told me extrapolate the answer from the data

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Facile

Easily done
Because the opposing team was terrible it was facile victory

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Fallible

Adj. Liable to be erroneous or false; not accurate
The fallible accountant got fired

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Falter

To hesitate or waver in action, purpose
Most people who are dieting falter on thanksgiving day.

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Fastidious

Adj. Excessively particular, critical, or demanding
A fastidious person is very detail oriented

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Florid

Adj. Reddish, rosy (for complexions); flowery (for writing)
I have a florid complexion when I am embarrassed

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Fortuitous

Happening or produced by chance
I fortuitously found a 20$ bill when I was broke

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Fractious

Readily angered; irritable
The Fractious kid was always getting in fights

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Furtive

Taken, done, used surreptitiously or by stealth; sly
Some of the students try to be furtive when they eat in class

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Gait

A manner of walking, stepping or running
Baseball players have a different gait than football players.

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Garble

To confuse unintentionally or ignorantly; jumble
Only her parents could understand their daughters garble

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Garner

To get; acquire; earn; collect; hoar
Because he hadn't paid income taxes in 5 years, the court garnered his paycheck

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Garrulous

Excessively talkative in a rambling manner
We tuned out the garrulous kid.